Key West, Monroe County, Florida

Key West: County seat city of Monroe County, Florida, United States; island in Florida Keys


Key West is a city located in the county of Monroe in the U.S. state of Florida. Its population at the 2010 census was 24,649 and a population density of 1,314 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 23,767 inhabitants.

The city was created 195 years ago in 1827.

Quick Facts about Key West

Population : 23,767 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Florida (United States)
County : Monroe County
Phone Area Codes : 305
Area : 18.76 km2
Altitude : 23 feet / 7 meters
Capital city : Key West is capital of Conch Republic
Establishment : January 01, 1828 (195 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 10:38:42 (30th January 2023)
Postal code : 33040
Density : 1,267 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.71% (2010-2020)
Key West locator map
Location of Key West on Florida map.
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Key west 2001
Key west 2001 image


Key West is located at 24°33'19"N 81°46'54"W (24.5552400, -81.7816300).

Key West map

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According to census records, the population of Key West decreased by 3.71% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 24,649 - census
2011 24,776 0.51% estimation process
2012 24,909 0.53% estimation process
2013 25,202 1.16% estimation process
2014 25,262 0.24% estimation process
2015 25,279 0.07% estimation process
2016 25,235 -0.17% estimation process
2017 25,025 -0.84% estimation process
2018 24,506 -2.12% estimation process
2019 24,118 -1.61% estimation process
2020 23,767 -1.48% estimation process

Key West zip code is 33040. County name: Monroe, County fips: 12087

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People born in Key West (56)

People born in Key West, including basketball player, Hall of Famer David Robinson, U.S. politician Katherine Harris, baseball executive Alex Pompez, .


  • Bill Walton (American basketball player and broadcaster) he was born in 05/11/1952
  • Fats Navarro (American jazz trumpeter) he was born in 24/09/1923
  • Cintio Vitier (Cuban writer) he was born in 25/09/1921
  • Denver David Hargis (American politician (1921-1989)) he was born in 22/07/1921
  • Frank Mouris (American director) he was born in 06/09/1944
  • Donna Allen (singer) she was born in 01/01/2000
  • Stepin Fetchit (African-American actor) he was born in 30/05/1902
  • Leonard F. Chapman, Jr. (24th Commandant of the Marine Corps) he was born in 03/11/1913
  • Scott Smith (American LGBT-rights activist) he was born in 21/10/1948
  • Al Dreares (American jazz drummer) he was born in 04/01/1929
  • Richard N. Richards (American astronaut) he was born in 24/08/1946
  • Bronson Arroyo (baseball player from the United States) he was born in 24/02/1977
  • Eric Shanower (writer) he was born in 23/10/1963
  • Jack Mitchell (American photographer and author) he was born in 13/09/1925
  • Jim Gabarra (American soccer player-coach) he was born in 22/09/1959
  • Amber McDonald (American actress) she was born in 01/01/1976
  • Corey Sawyer (All-American college football player, professional football player, defensive back, cornerback) he was born in 04/10/1971
  • Ed Beckman (American football player) he was born in 02/01/1955

Schools in Key West

College & universities near Key West, FL

Code Name City ZIP
133960 The College of the Florida Keys Key West (FL) 33040

Post offices near Key West

Post Office Name City ZIP
Flagler Key W Post Office Key West (FL) 33040

Other cities in Monroe County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Monroe County , FL.

City Name Population Title
Key Largo 10,433 Census designated place in Florida, United States
Marathon 8,984 City in Monroe County, Florida, United States of America
Islamorada 7,131 Municipality in Florida
Big Pine Key 4,252 Census designated place
Stock Island 3,919 Census designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States
Big Coppitt Key 2,458 Census designated place
Tavernier 2,136 Census-designated place in Monroe County, Florida
Cudjoe Key 1,763 Census designated place
North Key Largo 1,244 Census-designated place in Monroe County, Florida, United States
Key Colony Beach 795 City in Monroe County, Florida, United States
Layton 180 Human settlement in Monroe County, Florida, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Key West distances to largest Florida cities